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for the suggestion. we have about 25 minutes left. we'll come back and talk with jason pontin of the "mit technology review." the subject is about solving big problems in america. we'll take your calls in a moment. [video clip] >> the british admirals and generals were reporting to the crown that the colonists were sending ships everywhere to try to get ammunition and muskets and cannons. this was after the british had sent more troops to boston after the boston tea party and it's clear the colonists were pulling together the ammunition and cannons. the king basically prohibited british ships from taking ammunition and everything to the colonies unless it was officially sanctioned. they were very alert to this. as soon as the collins found out about the order in new hampshire and rhode island, they took the ammunition so everybody knew it was coming in the winter of 77 for-1775 -- in the winter of 1774-1775. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we are focusing on the "mit technology review." we are talking about big problems in the world. we will get to this coverage in just a second. this is ja
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that galvanized indians. >> our kids were going to be whoever they were going to be. >> but technology can help couples pick the sex of their child. the consequences and the concerns even here in the bay area. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, southern california: a womad a girl died after a car plowed into a bus benchn riverside. thi >>> developing introduce out of southern california. a woman and a girl died after a car plowed into a bus bench in riverside. this afternoon's crash also injured two others. it's unclear what caused the car to mount the sidewalk. >>> highway 1 near big sur is back open tonight. caltrans closed that road sunday after a rockslide. this week an emergency contractor cleared it and fixed the road and stabilized the hillside. the highway reopened to two-way traffic about an hour ago. >>> you don't have to pay to ride on muni tonight. the transit agency is offering free rides to celebrate its 100th birthday. buses, the underground, cable cars are all free. you can still hop on no charge until 5:00 tomorrow morning. >>> big fans. '60s. '70s and '80s the dmv has something new for you. cbs
this was not impersonal market forces, this was not technology, this was not globalization. what was happening was american politics and american economics were working against the middle class. people did this. we decided this. if you look at other countries like germany, their middle class is in better shape. they've done better trading against the world, their companies are making money. so a lot of the things we heard that were not impossible, not possible in america are actually happening in germany, and their wages have gone up five times faster that than ours. there's something wrong inside the american economic and political system, and that's what this book is about. >> host: hedrick smith is the author. thank you for being on booktv. >> from the fourth annual boston book festival, a panel featuring author edward glaeser. it's about an hour, 15. >> good afternoon and thank you very much for coming to this auditorium today. let me introduce myself, i'm bob oakes from morning edition on wbur, boston's npr news station. [applause] thank you. thank you. i'm sure some of you are saying, wo
years, is the idea that technological advancement might replace some workers. we don't have big heavy guys throwing a box on to a ship like you see in the 1940's movie. they're containerized ships using cranes and they're concerned that further technological advances will replace some people that right now, according to the waterfront commission, about a third of the new york workers make north of $210,000 a year without is special bonuses that come on later. 34 made north of $350,000 a year last year and they're worried about being replaced by machinery and -- for the most expensive port in the world. >> eric: thank you to brett. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >>> is this port strike happen, should unions face a backlash? we contacted the international longshoreman's association again, still no word. we tried it yesterday. we have 64,000 longshoreman to may hold up 50 or 60% of the nation's import and export trade. >> it's worse. when you throw in another looming fiscal calamity. you're damaging the economy at the time it's already suffering damage. >> is what the unions do? think abo
-in-chief jean jennings shows us the the new technology to save us from crashes. >>what are the best options to avoid fender benders? >> there is an amazing amount of technology out there that will protect even the car from collisions. your car from collisions. it uses a camera system when you put the car and drive. it has blind spot monitoring. it and see if there's a car on your blind spot on the freeway. and give you a warning. if you put the car in reverse the same cameras look backwards and give you a rear view camera. this bmw 3 series you have a camera that is a bird's eye view. it is looking down on you and your car. the real future is that volvo. it is taking that technology and american did to cruise control which keep your car the same speed. putting it all together all in you to hit a button let the car drive itself. that is the real future. it is not that far away. coming in production in 2014. for more information check out still to come this midday. tom skilling has your full forecast! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves
. heather: helping paralyzed people walk again. the high-tech medical technology helping real-life miracles happen. we will show you how it works greg: president vladimir putin accused of playing politics with the lives of orphans after saying that he is going to sign a controversial ban on adoption by any american of russian children. the state department just minutes ago saying that the idea of this, some of the parents would find her adoptions roseanne, would be unfair to the parents and kids involved. it has already been a controversial subject. the 7-year-old was placed in a plane and his mother saying the boy was violent and her family feared for their safety. russia's foreign minister at the time called the last off after a string of foreign adoption failures. some of the children killed by adoptive parents. joining me now is attorney david wohl and janet jackson. so what is your take on this, david? >> you know, 1999, 45,000 russian kids had been adopted by american families. the vast majority of them engraved loving homes. there have been a few cases of abuse and neglect. no questi
, then distribution, then production. in conjunction with the great improvements in technology that unleashed the powers of capitalism, and capitalism manage to produce immense wealth, and at the same time produce poverty that had never been known before. the debt is to capitalism what hell is to christianity. unpleasant, but absolutely necessary for it to work. in a sense, capitalism is about ecological economics, even though capitalists don't want to hear this. it is about recycling. we had heard of the term by the 1970's, especially about the green movement in europe. capitalism has always been recycling. the process of described is a process whereby the entrepreneur is now forced to be an entrepreneur. the ex-peasants, they did not choose to be entrepreneurs. they had to be. they used debt. bringing it to the present, energizing the production process, producing the wealth from which he hopes that he will be able to repay the debt. the moneylenders, later the bankers. cover for the fact that he had paid wages for capital goods. hoping there is something left for him, for profit. debt is a
're extracting record amounts of oil and gas from shale through fracking and other technologies. pushing prices for natural gas which is used in part to generate electricity down. that helps utilities and heavy industry compete. creating more jobs for americans, all of these things put together are sending my runner, the u.s. economy, dashing ever faster down that road toward an economic renaissance. one that offers real prosperity. real jobs for years to come. but running fast on this road requires something else -- an investment in infrastructure. and that's a subject of discussion i really had with harvard professor ken rogoff, "wall street journal" editorial righter. and i started off by asking how can you convince lawmakers that infrastructure money is well spent and how can you insure that the money is in fact well spent? >> i think you have to have firm regulatory oversight. it's not something you can just spend the money and walk away from. but there are the electricity grid, water, aging bridges, there's so many things, hardening our cyberinfrastructure. against terrorist attacks. many
before congress on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> turning to technology, reviewers say the best part of microsoft's latest operating system is the touch screen. the problem is that one research group says hardly anyone is actually buying a touch screen computer. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. people are not taking advantage of this technology. why not? >> cnn money's david goldman y says this is like e throwing out your tv remote and getting up to press the buttons on the tv every time you want to change the channel. but there are a few good reasons people aren't using this technology. for one, market research company says only 5% of windows laptops sold through december 15th had touch screens in the first place. that's an extremely low number. especially since that's the whole point of this new operating system. so the big problem here is there just aren't that many touch screen laptops out there. and the ones out there are expensive. they usually go for a couple hundred bucks. now on top of all that, there seems to be a gap between microsoft's a
. [applause] how would i advise a president who is not interested in nasa doing better technologies and doing exploration like it did in the 1960's? is that a better question? i was telling him that the public's has an expectation for this $18 billion, that you spend a large percentage of it, maybe even a large majority of it, on pure research. in other words, i want you to take my tax payer money and go out and try to do something that you may not be able to do. in fact, i call it research only if half the people think is impossible. if most of the people think it is possible, then you are doing development. you are not a research organization. if you took anybody out of nasa, out of engineering, i don't care if they were head of nasa or a secretary or a shop guy, when jfk got up and said 21 days after alan shepard made this little flight, that we are going to go to the moon before 1970, everybody jumped up and down. you know why? multi-year funding. wow, we are going to have jobs for nine years. yes, we can do it. this is cool. we will beat the russians. everybody was real excited. grab any
upgrades to the car itself in terms of the engine. there need to be technology upgrades keep prices down not there yet. grocery and grain. a lot of folks going to be the grocery store are going to notice these things. what particular products. >> talked about the milk cliff that's something that's certainly a risk this year just because of the fiscal cliff and could see milk prices more than double. but just because of the drought this year. we're seeing prices for a lot of things go up. obviously grains being a big one but then you think about all of the animals that eat grains and then that makes meat prices go up. dairy. and then that trickles down into all sorts of processed food. this is something we see almost every year. some of the experts we talked to said they are seeing potentially smaller increases that's settling out. still about 6% next year. >> clayton: in the tech field we are going to see some things going up as well. high end televisions. home theater systems and computers set to go up as well? >> always something new coming out. starting to see the roll out of ultra hi
that owned millvinia but there would be no way to know for sure. 20 first century technology is what helped unravel -- ten years ago i wouldn't have been able to write this book in the way that it is now. >> any more questions? we have a little time left. i just wanted to say something about the book that made me think, but here in texas, looking at its history, particularly the history of slavery and how texas developed, i didn't know but someone shared with me that there was an incentive to have slaves here in texas among regular people because as the land was given away the mexican government giving of land away was based on how many people were in your group. if you could bring slaves, then you would get more land, regular people brought slaves, especially in texas, lots of working-class people came with slaves in order to enhance, are an interesting test about texas itself. regular people and slavery. we have a little more time. if anyone would like to ask a question. okay. would you please move to the mike. >> when i looked at the first lady's great granddad in the new york times and
the director of the national security agency, general alexander, recently spoke at a large technology conference, and he said that with respect to communications from a good guy, which we obviously interpret as law-abiding americans and someone overseas, the head of the national security agency said, and i quote -- "requirements from the fisa court and the attorney general to minimize that to find procedures to protect the individual, the law-abiding americans' rights essentially mean, in the words of general alexander, nobody else can see it unless there is a crime that's been committed. so if people hear that answer to my colleague's question, which frankly general alexander responded to directly, they pretty much say that's what they were hoping to hear, that nobody is going to get access to their communications unless a crime has been committed. the only problem, i would say to my friend, is nor udall and i have found out that's not true. it's simply not true. the privacy protections provided by this minimization approach are not as strong as general alexander made them out to be,
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commission followed a dispute over mobile technology patents that erickson bought before a u.s. district court after the two sides failed to agree on licensing terms. in november, erickson said the samsung is seeking to drastically reduce the fee it pays to license patents. >> facebook has poked its way into ranks of mobile apps yet again. the social media company put smaller developers on notice last week with a lot of this new poke app for iphone. the app mimics snaped chance, a popular ab with teens that allow users to send images that self destruct moments after the recipient use it. poke immediately rose to #one on the iphone. thanks to the aggressive mobil development and cutthroats competitiveness, facebook owned three of the top-10 iphone apps of 2012. the other two are the flagship facebook ab and instagram, which facebook acquired for $1 billion. >> we will be right back. >> the white christmas many in indiana got to enjoy it will likely last way beyond the holiday. this was the scene and see more this morning about 55 mi. north of lewisville, ky. you concede that the snow is s
with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. ♪ get to sears,after christmas mattress spectacular get 36 month special financing. and save up to 60%, plus get an extra 10% off. and free delivery. this is eye opening. this is sears >> good morning, washington. winter weather possible today, especially north and west of the city. temperatures generally above freezing. thes all arranged to southeast. in annapolis. if you light snow showers in the .areastown we have two systemsoming at us, one from the tennessee the and another from carolina coast. will miss the area.gton have a winter weather advisory until 6:00. and they could have anywhere from 1-3 inches of snow activit 2-for may be closer to north and west to get. be all ranid to the south. mostly rain. high's 35-40. >>> give me the rope from under the seat. >> take a look at this dramatic chain reaction, ice rescue in the mountains of california. one by one, he's sledders plunging into the icy waters. and the whole thing was caught on tape.
, to information, technology to student and teacher training. this multi-faceted program will be developed by the very best spirits in the field. -- experts in the field. former congressman hutchison will lead this program. with a budget provided by the n.r.a. on whatever scope the task requires. host: that was wayne lapierre, n.r.a. executive vice president in a news conference here in washington yesterday. more on the discussion and response by the n.r.a. this is steve from covington, georgia on our line for independents. steve, you're on the "washington journal." caller: good morning. i'd like to say to your last caller. i've got two little girls. they are twins, 7 years old. they came running in here crying and i got up to see what they were watching, and they were calling for blood in the streets. the union was calling for blood in the streets up there, and it scared them to death. they said daddy, are they going to kill us? i said, no, i don't think. so if we're going to have to limit our clitches to 10 bullets, the union is going to have to limit their members to 10 people, because
of technological innovation. usd not want to see a lose that again. -- i do not want to see us lose that again. host: 1 more tweet, once capital gains are taxed at the same rate as income, investors will still invest -- will not change a thing. guest: that depends what the rates are. history shows that to be true time and time again. whether the democrats institute the cuts, or whether the republicans do it, you can see the results. some countries around the world that have left of center governments have massively simplify their tax code, put in flat tax rates. revenues have mushroomed. host: the next call comes from santa elena, texas. caller: can somehow every state verify the people from health care, medicare, medicaid to be sure the people qualify? i did not know if i am right or wrong -- if we give medicare and medicaid to people who just come from other nations, no matter where, and they qualify -- we have a problem with medicaid and medicare. can we do some the about it? -- something about it? we have a lot of intelligent people. with everybody working together, we can do something. ho
as long as they use voice operated hands free technology. safety experts disapprove of the new law. each year some 5500 people are killed in crashes that involve distracted drivers there. are several driving laws taking effect on january 1st. currently drivers suspected of driving under the influence have the option of taking a breath, blood or urine test. that test is being eliminated. also new standards for red light cameras as well as an amber alert for seniors. the silver alert system is for missing people older than 65. >> law enforcement will be out in full force to make sure new year's partyers don't start to early and get out of hand. several cities will all hold dui checkpoints tonight. police say research shows crashes involving alcohol, dropped by an average of 20% when well known checkpoints are conducted. >>> drivers busted or dui say a new proposal won't work. jerry hill wants drivers convicted of a second dui to install locking devices in their cars. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those offenders but we need to do more to sav
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is the technology and the other is the demand and fundraising. they spend so much time raising money and the do not have time to spend together. everything is different. nothing about the senate is better other than the influx of women. there was one woman in the senate that i wrote about. the fact that we have 20 now, which is a record, that makes a big difference. on the other hand, the hyper partisan senate is interesting. a number of people have said over time, boy, the senators now must not like your book. they're fine with the book. they do not think much of the senate. [laughter] my sympathy extends to a certain point. they have the power to change it. it does not have to be the way that it is. >> i want to go back to a point that he made. the humprrerey thing. what they leave out, it was a tough race. roll call was predicting humphrey would beat him. they gave the vote count and everything else. kennedy started working for five years to make sure byrd never becomes majority leader. he interviews a number of people. he does not want to take byrd onto himself. he is looking for a person
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